To be blunt, most of the examples on the page give no explanations, just putting the name of a show and nothing else. It doesn't explain why said shows are good (which is highly subjective, but this is
a YMMV trope I suppose), and in many cases it does not say why it didn't last or even how short it lasted. To top it off, at least half of the examples are red links as well, which wouldn't be as well if there was actually some explanation of anything
next to them. A lot of the examples on the page that DO have descriptions don't give any info at all, quite a few just being petty snark of the variety to which this phrase is potholed
. (For example, here's one I pulled from the page: "Downtown
- It was just too intelligent for some exec." Really now?)
I propose one of three things:
- Make it explicitly clear on the page (and harshly enforce, with someone monitoring the page) that it is required that added examples have descriptions of why they were Too Good to Last and how long they lasted.
- Example Sectionectomy and keep it example-free.
- Merge into Screwed by the Network (a lot of examples that have descriptions seem better suited to this page).
- (suggested by djbj) Repurpose the page into being about critically acclaimed shows that did not catch on and thus were cancelled/ended early.
edited 10th May '12 5:36:09 AM by 0dd1